Tuesday, October 23, 2007

GUGLIELMO WINERY: LA NOSTRA COSTA CON VINO ROSSO







IVANO FRANCO COMELLI SAYS:






THE ‘OLD RANCERE’ HAS BEEN INVITED TO APPEAR (RAIN OR SHINE) AT THE GUGLIELMO WINERY IN MORGAN HILL ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2007, FROM 10:00 AM TO 3 PM.




HE WILL BE SELLING AND SIGNING COPIES OF “LA NOSTRA COSTA” (AS LONG AS HIS SUPPLY LASTS). REMEMBER CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. A BOTTLE (OR TWO) OF GUGLIELMO WINE AND A COPY OF “LA NOSTRA COSTA’’ WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL ON YOUR LIST.

OR YOU CAN JUST VISIT WITH THE ‘OLD RANCERE’ WHILE PERUSING THE BEAUTIFUL GUGLIELMO WINERY AND ENJOYING THE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT THEIR ANNUAL “BOTTLE YOUR OWN RED WINE EVENT.” A DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT AS DESCRIBED IN THEIR BROCHURE FOLLOWS BELOW. SALUTI A TUTTI



SATURDAY-NOVEMBER 3RD – CORK EQUITY #18

BOTTLE YOUR OWN RED WINE 10 AM – 3 PM


CORK EQUITY; A method of saving big money and having fun by getting hands on involvement in the bottling and labeling of your own red wine. Like sweat equity –but with no sweat! Live Italian accordion music and complimentary grilled sausages prepared by our talented BBQ crew make for a day you won’t soon forget! Don’t miss the last Cork Equity of 2007! The Guglielmo family again invites you to turn back the pages of time and relive the rich tradition of our past for this special bottle your own wine event circa 2007 complete with the strolling Italian accordion of Tom Torriglia!

The Cork Equity wines are priced at $5 per 750ml bottle, plus 50 cents for the empty bottle if you do not have your own. Although the wine is different for each event, we feel they show depth and finesse not usually associated with wines of this price. Call the winery or check our website towards the middle of October for a breakdown of the red blend we will be offering on November 3rd. A fun time is guaranteed for all!

GUGLIELMO WINERY
1480 East Main Avenue Website: www.guglielmowinery.com
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
408-779-2145





DIRECTIONS: FROM SAN JOSE TAKE HWY 101 TO E.DUNNE AVE OFF RAMP. TURN LEFT ON E.DUNNE AVE. PROCEED ACROSS HWY 101 OVER-PASS TO CONDIT RD.(2ND STOP LIGHT). TURN LEFT ON CONDIT RD AN PROCEED NORTH 0.8MI TO E.MAIN AVE.(NEXT STOP LIGHT). TURN RIGHT ON E.MAIN AVE. AND PROCEED APPROXIMATELY 1/2MI TO WINERY ON YOUR RIGHT. (LIVE OAK HIGH SCHOOL IS ACROSS THE STREET.)



FROM: SANTA CRUZ-WATSONVILLE-SALINAS-GILROY, GET ON HWY 101 AND PROCEED NORTH TO E.DUNNE AVE. OFF RAMP. TURN RIGHT ON E. DUNNE AVE TO CONDIT RD (FIRST STOP LIGHT). TURN LEFT ON CONDIT RD. AND PROCEED NORTH 0.8MI TO E.MAIN AVE.(NEXT STOP LIGHT.) TURN RIGHT ON E.MAIN AVE. AND PROCEED ABOUT 1/2 MILE TO THE WINERY ON YOUR RIGHT.



BUONA FORTUNA E SEMPRE AVANTI




DON'T FORGET TO VISIT THE LA NOSTRA COSTA WEBSITE:


www.lanostracosta.com-a.googlepages.com

8 comments:

emma burris turner said...

Ivan: Don't know if this is the site for comments re your book but wanted you to know that I just
completed it recently. I enjoyed it very much and could relate to so many of your friends and
escapades. Loved your tales involving the school crossing guards. I remember (Charles) Derby well (LNC p.275).
My father was on the force the same time as Derby; as well as Ray Carpenter, Tom, whose
name just escaped me, (Leonard). A lot of names were on the tip of my tongue when I started this email but now have forgotten again -- Oh-- Ernie Grafft and Ernie Marenghi(sp),
Herman Nanna, more whose names have left me again. My dad was Blondie Burris.
I remember well the horrible accident with the (DeLucca) Family and fire truck (LNC p. 291). I also recalled the
accident where the boy (Carrol Wallace) fell from the flat bed truck onto the highway (LNC p 293). He was a cousin
of a '54 classmate, Areka Stevenson-DeLa Selva, who lives in Monterey.
Just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the book and will keep it in my library.
Thanks for writing it. Good luck in any future book endeavors.
Sincerely, Emma Burris Turner.

Ivano Franco Comelli said...

Thanks Emma for your very kind comments. In the book I tried to pay tribute to some of the Santa Cruz Police Officers you mentioned. They had a great influence on me becoming a Police Officer. The Santa Cruz Police Department had some very good and honarable police officers on its force. Veteran SC Police Officers who are still alive should not let their history slip away. ivno

Carolina Cariola said...

Oh Ivano. You look so handsome with your hat. You remind me so much of my father. He always wore a hat like that. It was the style back then. Now the only one that seems to wear the fedora type hat is Brittney Spears. How awful.
Wish I could make it to the Winery. I have two books for you to authograph. One for me and one for my bello. Maybe next time. CC

Ivano Franco Comelli said...

Thanks for the kind words Carrie. Actually, that's my father's (Bronco)last hat. It must be over thirty years old by now. I have adopted it, along with the "shavola" (not quite that old) that I am leaning on, as the symbol of the "bagnatori" who irrigated the crops "su per la costa". My father was one of the best irrigators on the Coast, at a time when irrigation was a "hands-on" endeavor. No whirlybird sprinklers, just the 'bagnatore' and his "shavola".

Yes, I too noticed that Brittney wears the "fedora" on her head.
I think it's just a matter of fashion for her and doesn't really symbolize anything. I was kind of hoping that more of the young men would be wearing it. It really is quite practical. It keeps your head warm on cold days and shields it form the sun's rays on hot ones.

Sorry, you will miss the Gugliermo Winery event. Hope to see you soon.

'Con Un Bacin D'Mor. Ivno

LaNorma and Al said...

Ivano:

Nov.3 sounds so great – I think I told you that we won’t be able to come

As Al is having surgery on Nov.2. What a bummer – it sounds so

Great and we would have been there. I have never been to a winery like That – hope you can book another one in the near future.

It is so awesome to get responses and read the blogga – we do have to Keep that going – love it. Encourage more people to contribute and I too Will try to drum up some old memory stories.

Ciao per ora – LaNorma (and Al)

Ivano said...

Norma and Al: Hope everything goes well with Al's surgery. We will miss you at Guglielmo's. With Al sitting this one out, I really won't have an official-unofficial photographer. Maybe I can get my grandson to take a couple of photos. Sta bene. ivn0

anonymous furlan said...

OOPSA!! I think the stomping da feet and squishing da grapes, coment should have made here.
Furlans get confused sometimes.

Ivano Franco Comelli said...

Wow what a party. Guglielmo Winery really knows how to throw a Festival. Music, food and of course, plenty of wine. Gene Guglielmo and his staff are very hard working and most congenial. My special thanks to Larry Spivak (aka: Lorenzo Spivacchi),Tasting Room Manager; for inviting me to participate.

I was mistaken in saying that this was an annual event. Larry informed me that they do this once a quarter. The next event will be in February next year. Larry has been most gracious in inviting the “Old Rancere” back for that event.

I will let “blagga’ fans know the exact date of the Festival. For those of you that do not live in the San Jose-Morgan Hill- Gilroy area, please consider traveling a little to get to this event. You will certainly get a lot for your travels. And the “Old Rancere” recommends the Red Wine that they pour;tastes real good and you can save ‘Big Bucks” on bottles of Guglielmo Red Wine. (For ‘Anonymous Furlan’ : No you do not have to stomp your own grapes.)

Sempre Avanti e ‘Viva La Cuccagna” ivn0 .